In Monday's post I chatted about whether being employed or self-employed in the fitness industry might be a better fit for you. If you've mad your way to this post then chances are you're seriously considering going self-employed. I'm going to give you an honest break down of the information you need to know to get started. Fro an even deeper look into all of this, I'd recommend purchasing my Group Fitness Instructor's Start-Up Guide and Finance and Accounting for Fit Pros Gu
The fitness industry will start to re-open in the next few weeks and it will emerge a different beast than it was before all this craziness began. Now everyone can accept there are problems within the industry and it seems like a total reset could be the best possible thing to iron out some of those flaws and improve the industry both for the people working in it and people engaging with it. So what are the things I would want to change about the way the fitness industry oper
The fitness industry has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, with gyms in the UK being shut for 12 weeks at time of writing. Whilst opening is on the horizon once more, the hardship faced by many fit pros over the last few months may have made you think twice about whether fitness is a viable career in the post COVID world? What will our group fitness look like? Will there still be a demand for in-person training? Will home workouts remove the need for as many gyms?
One of the wonderful things about working in the fitness industry is the ability to freelance and be your own boss. You are in control of your own working hours, what clients and gyms you want to work with and can build a business that suits your lifestyle. However, as a freelance business owner you will have some extra things to consider than a full time employee – pensions, tax and insurance. Some of the dryer and more boring parts of adulting, for sure. However, taking con
A career in the fitness industry is incredibly flexible as you don’t need to pigeonhole yourself into one specialism. Unlike an office job where you are hired to perform a certain role, the skills needed to be a successful personal trainer, group fitness instructor or coach are transferable. The knowledge you accrue from one training course can be applied to many different areas of your work . One of the biggest problems faced by fitness industry workers is income stability,
Looking back over the last 30 years, the fitness industry has changed beyond recognition. More people are working out in gyms and taking part in sports and recreational fitness activities than ever before, as we are all becoming more aware of the importance of managing a healthy weight. If you are thinking about moving into a fitness career, this is probably the best time in history to be making the move. New gyms and boutique exercise centres are popping up every week and th
The fitness industry is growing all the time, with 50,000 new people entering the industry between 2011 and 2019. As more fitness facilities open up there will be more work for you as a fitness professional, whether you are a group fitness instructor, PT, physio or health club manager. Like every industry, there are many pros and cons about working in fitness. Certain course providers will try and sell you the dream – “train with us and have unlimited earning potential,” “be